The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Nellie Varner, 101
Born: Tuesday, June 04, 1918
Died: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Carolyn Louise Eckerle, 86
Born: Wednesday, July 12, 1933
Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Delores Miller, 86
Born: Friday, February 02, 1934
Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Martha Roser, 88
Born: Thursday, December 24, 1931
Died: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Glenna Lazan, 67
Born: Sunday, March 23, 1952
Died: Sunday, March 22, 2020

Upcoming Events

Apr 12CANCELED - Easter Sunrise Service / Spring Grove
Apr 12CANCELED - Easter Sunrise Service / Oak Hill
Apr 16 - Apr 16Canceled - Twilight Tour / April
Apr 19Canceled - Matt's 5K Pursuit
Apr 21Canceled - Spring Grove Grief to Peace / May
Apr 23Canceled - Ohio Native Plants Seminar
Apr 25Canceled - Arbor Day Walking Tour
Apr 26Canceled - Splash of Spring Walking Tours
Apr 28Canceled - Tri County Grief to Peace / May
May 02Canceled - Early Morning Bird Walk